Choosing a Linux distribution (distro) for an Intel-based PC is generally a matter of personal preference or need. Many Linux users prefer Red Hat's distro because of its excellent support, commercial support options, and widespread use around the world. However, many different Linux distributions are available for download. One of the best places to start looking for a new distro or new version of your favorite distro is http://www.distrowatch.com:
• http://www.xandros.net New home of the original and improved version of Corel's Debian-based Linux
• http://www.debian.org The Debian Linux distribution, consisting only of software distributed under the GNU GPL license
• http://www.slackware.com Home page for download of the newest version of one of the oldest Linux distributions, Slackware
• http://www.opensuse.com Home page for SUSE Linux, also available for the PowerPC and x86_64 platforms
• http://www.mepis.org An increasingly popular distribution based on Ubuntu
• http://www.mandrivalinux.com A Pentium-optimized, RPM-based distribution, originally based on Red Hat's Linux distribution
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